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· November, 2006

Stories about Disaster from November, 2006

D.R. of Congo: volcanic eruption

Congo Rangers blog has a story about Mount Nyamulagira volcanic eruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo, “Nyamulagira erupted on Monday 27th at approximately 1930. Ever since, lava from the...

D.R. of Congo: volcanic eruption

There is a volcanic eruption in Eastern DRC, reports Congo Girl: “I went to the website hoping for a photo of the volcano, Mount Nyamulagira, but there was only a...

Flooding in Haiti

JoJo at Collectif Haiti de Provence links to a Sunday AlterPresse story on the current flooding in Jean-Rabel, Haiti. The story states (Fr): “The Jean-Rabel community, a town in the...

Arabisc: Bahraini Elections, Dying Children and Confusing Freedom!

Bahrain held its second Parliamentary elections in its modern history this week, with about 300,000 voters going to the polls. Amongst them was Bahraini blogger Haythoo, who hoped his ‘party’...

Iraq: Bloodbath in Baghdad

At least 160 people were killed and 260 wounded in a series of coordinated car bombings and mortar attacks in the Shi’ite district of Sadr City, northeast of Baghdad, writes...

Iran:Blog Competition about Aids

Thanks to UNAids, Unicef and Iranian Positive Life Institue [Fa],a blog competition is organised about different subjects such as Women & Aids,Kids & Aids,Life with HIV,False beliefs and Drug Addiction...

Bahrain: Three Children Die in Fire

Three children have died when a fire engulfed their Manama home, reports Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif. The fire was caused when the children, aged two to five, tried to...

Kenya: floods in Garissa

Pictures of Garissa floods from Kikuyumoja's Realm.

Tajikistan: Aid Podcast

Bicyclemark has a podcast with Amanda of ChistianAid, a relief organization working in Tajikistan.

Arabisc: Culprits, Democracy and the Rule of Law

Choosing links from 22 different Arab countries for translation is no easy feat..for however much you try and be selective, you cannot be doing the region and its bloggers any...

Kurdistance: Picking up the pieces

After a month's hiatus, Kurdistance is back up and running…and attempting to pick up the pieces of Kurdish opinion floating out there in the blogosphere. The big issues this month...

Sri Lanka: Introducing Buddhist Monks to Non Violence

ICT for Peacebuilding on an initiative called Peace Connectivity Programme for Religious Clergy. “Conducted by the Centre for Peace Building and Reconciliation it’s a fascinating initiative that when you first...

Arabisc: Best Blog Awards Winners and Recurring Nightmares

Arabic blogs are making their mark on the international blogging scene, with more writers and commentators taking to their keyboards and enjoying the thrill of the instant publication of their...

Sudan: relief agency pulls out

The Norwegian Refugee Council pulls out of Darfur: One can always hope for the best, but I very much doubt that the NRC will be the last organization to quit...

Lebanon: Sweet and Sour

Iraq, Palestine, Israel, and an alternative drink to the regular carbonated soda were topics discussed in the Lebanese blogs this week. The reconvening of the internal political discussion among rival...

Cambodia: A Cambodian Wins Woman of the Year Award

Andy Brouwer is pleased that the Cambodian activist Somaly Mam was awarded the Woman of the Year award by the US magazine Glamour. In an earlier post, Andy has written...

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